Lesson 1: Python fundamentals. (March 20, 2020)

What's programming? What's Python? How can we display things on the screen, print things for the user, and even make decisions?

Note: Throughout the course, I use the Jupyter notebook for live coding. You can download my notebooks (the files with an ".ipynb" extension) from this site -- but to use them, you'll need to install Python and Jupyter.

To install Python, go to https://www.python.org/downloads/.  The big yellow button will likely be right for your computer and operating system. Install it, and you now have Python on your computer!

You'll then want to install Jupyter on your computer. This will require using a terminal (aka shell or cmd), and typing some commands. Which commands? Here's a video that explains what to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2zM8OwxZok

With Python and Jupyter installed, and Jupyter running, you can then download and use the notebook files that are here.

Having problems? Please contact me at [email protected], or as @reuvenmlerner on Twitter. I want to help!